January cruise deals for up to 50% off your next holiday

Set sail while the weather is warm and the cruise deals are hot.

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When it comes to cruises, January is the best time to cash in on the best sea getaways.

It's right in the middle of wave season, which runs from October until April, and once it hits the halfway point of the season prices start to drop. Here are some of the best bargains out there this season.

Get 50% off worldwide cruises, $1 deposits, up to $500 OBC and more!

Cruise deals that are available right now:

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Up to 48% off Australia holiday packages

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select dates until December 2022. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more.
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Up to 60% off 2nd guest + Up to USD$1,000 OBCs on worldwide cruises

Verified 4 days ago Expires 10 Aug 2021
Available on select voyages with Royal Caribbean. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu and more.
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Up to $250 off worldwide cruises with Norwegian Cruise Line

Verified 4 days ago Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on select dates in 2022. Destinations include Iceland, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 50% off deposits + up to $100 OBCs on Great Barrier Reef cruise

Verified 5 days ago Expires 14 Sep 2021
Available on 12 June 2022 departing from Brisbane with Carnival Cruises. Includes onboard meals. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $300 OBCs + $1 deposits on Tasmania cruise

Verified 5 days ago Expires 14 Sep 2021
Available on 2 December 2022 departing from Melbourne with P&O Cruises. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $300 OBCs + $1 deposits on 10-night Vanuatu cruise

Verified 5 days ago Expires 14 Sep 2021
Available on 25 July 2022 departing from Sydney with P&O cruises and includes onboard meals. T&Cs apply.
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8-night New Zealand cruise with Princess Cruises from $1,819

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available for departure on 25 October 2022. Includes one-way flight from Sydney-Auckland, up to USD$300 OBCs and more. T&Cs apply.
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New Zealand cruise with pre-cruise stay and flight from $2,345

Verified 5 days ago Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available for travel on 22 October 2022 departing from Sydney with Princess Cruises. Includes one-way flight from Sydney-Auckland, stay at The Grand at SkyCity, onboard meals, up to USD$200 OBCs and more. T&Cs apply.
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Free drinks and Wi-Fi on cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Plus get flexible bookings on cruises until 30 September 2022. Destinations include Bahamas and Caribbean. Cruises depart from Miami and Orlando. T&Cs apply.
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Brisbane: 7-night Barrier Reef cruise from $849

Expires 14 Sep 2021
Available on 30 July 2022 with P&O cruises. Includes onboard meals and up to $200 OBC. T&Cs apply.
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3+ nights last-minute cruises from USD$180

Available on select travel dates with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Caribbean cruise with MSC. Destinations include Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Alaska and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $400 shore excursion credits on cruises

Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available on select cruises until November 2022. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Japan, Alaska and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $1,500 off 2023 cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select cruises to France, Danube, Paris, Portugal and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off advance purchases

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on cruises in 2023 when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include France, Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $4,000 off 2022 cruises and rail trips

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select travel dates when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include Russia, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $1,500 off Europe cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select voyages in 2022. Destinations include France, Prague, Amsterdam, Paris and more. T&Cs apply.
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Australia and New Zealand cruises from USD$228

Available on select dates in 2021-2022 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.
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$1,199: 7-night Queensland cruise from Brisbane

Expires 31 Aug 2021
Available on 7 March 2022 and includes onboard meals. Plus get $100 shore excursion spending money. T&Cs apply.
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Greece: 20% off trips with Blue Star Ferries

Available on economy class on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.
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Greece: Blue Star Ferries tickets from EUR€20

Available on select travel dates for economy class. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 50% off worldwide cruises

Verified 4 days ago Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select travel dates to Croatia, Greece, Egypt, London, Turkey, Italy, France and more.
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Up to 50% off river cruises

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Egypt, London, Morocco, Jordan, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Brussels and more.

Popular Cruises coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
2 Jul 2021 Up to 48% off Australia holiday packages ********
27 Jul 2021 Up to 60% off 2nd guest + Up to USD$1,000 OBCs on worldwide cruises ********
27 Jul 2021 Up to $250 off worldwide cruises with Norwegian Cruise Line ********
26 Jul 2021 Up to 50% off deposits + up to $100 OBCs on Great Barrier Reef cruise ********
26 Jul 2021 Up to $300 OBCs + $1 deposits on Tasmania cruise ********

Everything you need to know about wave season cruise deals

Wave season is for cruise what Vogue Online Shopping Night is for fashion. It’s the time of the year when cruise liners go into a frenzy of offering bonuses like free upgrades and onboard credit. That is, on top of cabin sales.

Wave season bargains generally last for three months from January to March and are for sailings throughout the year and into the following year to various destinations. Check back here for deals as they come in.


Frequently asked questions about January cruise sales

How to find the best cruise deals

  • Be flexible. Booking in advance can help you save when booking a cruise. The further out your travel dates are, the more likely you'll be able to secure a deal with more options available, too. Consider booking outside of school holiday periods and peak season to avoid inflated prices.
  • Book with a cruise line that suits your needs and travel style. Some cruises feature water slides and kids'clubs, whereas others feature themed dinners, spa experiences and cabaret shows that are enticing to a more mature audience. Check out our best cruises for your needs page to ensure you're booking a cruise that suits the needs of everyone you're travelling with.
  • Consider the deposit and cancellation policy prior to booking. A great deal can be enticing, but there are other factors to consider before you press "book now". Check the cruise lines website for the cancellation policy prior to booking to see how cancelling will affect your booking if you change your mind or if travelling during your selected dates is no longer viable.
  • Travel last minute. It may not be an option for everyone to travel on a whim, but it doesn't benefit a cruise line to sail with empty rooms. Look at departure dates coming up soon and look out for discounted deals. To get you feeling inspired, check out our curated list of the best places to cruise to in January.
  • Contemplate the deal. Cruise lines often offer deals that can be as trivial as offering free ice cream for the duration of your trip. It's better to look out for deals that include discounts on the cruise itself, free flights and onboard credits. Looking out for these deals will save you from spending money in other areas of your trip.
  • Stay inside. Booking an interior cabin can help you to save big. Although you will be giving up a room with a window, it's not a far walk to access panoramic ocean views from a deck.

Which cruise lines offer great deals?

  • P&O. You can secure $1 deposits and get up to $450 OBC by booking with P&O before the end of the month.
  • Holland America. You can save big with up to 45% off cruises with a free room upgrade and up to US$500 OBC in January.
  • Royal Caribbean. Book with Royal Caribbean and get up to 40% off cruises with US$400 OBC.
  • Uniworld. There's never been a better time to cruise solo thanks to Uniworld reducing their Single Supplement by 50%.

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